The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap chickens with oven mitts and demand electric knives at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pub fare and drinks at Friendly’s Sports Bar & Grill. Friendly’s sports a hearty menu of sandwiches, burgers, dinner plates, and domestic drinks, served amid flat-screen TVs, a flourishing outdoor beer garden, and more than eight decades of local history. An arsenal of juicy burgers, such as the deluxe double snuggling two patties between bacon and cheese ($7.50), restrains hands from uncontrollably high-fiving pickle spears for being champion garnishes. Lunchers can play musical plates and taste-test heaping helpings of meatloaf ($6.50) and open-faced beef sandwiches ($7), or devour doughy disks of sausage and bacon pizza ($9). Friendly’s specialty dinner ($7.50) spotlights four pieces of fried chicken perched atop a mound of coleslaw and fries, and Budweiser and PBR lead a pack of domestic brews determined to raise feral diners as their own.
More than 40 flat-screen televisions line Friendly’s spacious indoor and outdoor seating area, glowing with sports of every stripe. A sprawling out-of-doors beer garden offers up shaded seating for customers to munch, guzzle, and cheer on their favorite squirrels.
Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill
Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill, voted Best Neighborhood Bar by Riverfront Times in 2007, first opened its doors in 1928 under the moniker Friendly Tavern, and served as a community social club and a meeting place for church groups. Since then, the spot has changed hands and embraced modern technology, but retains its original unpretentious atmosphere. They've even added a second location in South County. More than 40 flat-screen TVs let patrons watch multiple sports games at the same time by crossing their eyeballs in different directions. A game room houses regulation pool tables, arcade games, and more than 30 other diversions, and a spacious outdoor beer garden with picnic benches lures patrons outside during warm months.
Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill complements cold beers and mixed drinks with a menu that encompasses all types of pub appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees, such as the ever-popular fried chicken. The spot's kitchen can also cater private events with trays of gourmet meats and cheeses, or the Southern Chef Special Buffet, which makes bellies growl with a charming Southern twang.